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Counties sue over painkiller marketing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation's prescription drug addiction problem.

May 22, 2014 | | State


Mom persuaded kidnapped woman to contact police

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother's boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor year after year, but she was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | State


8 charged in California National Guard recruitment bonus fraud

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Eight current or former members of the California National Guard have been indicted on federal charges alleging that they fraudulently obtained tens of thousands of dollars in recruiting referral bonuses, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento said Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | State


Protest against police in Salinas turns violent

SALINAS (AP) - A police officer was injured when demonstrators protesting recent police shootings in Salinas attacked officers as they tried to assist a victim who had been shot in an unrelated incident, authorities said.

May 22, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FARMERS SUE TO STOP LAKE WATER RELEASE: FRESNO (AP) - A group of Central California farmers have asked a judge to halt the release of water from behind a dam east of Fresno.

May 22, 2014 | | State


Woman found 10 years after kidnapping

SANTA ANA (AP) - A woman who disappeared as a teenager a decade ago was reunited with her family after she went to police and told them her mother's ex-boyfriend drugged and kidnapped her in 2004, forced her to marry him and fathered her child.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Oscar Grant’s friends settle with BART

OAKLAND (AP) - Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said.

May 21, 2014 | | State


GOP gubernatorial hopefuls in tight race for No. 2 primary spot

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The two leading Republican candidates vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown are locked in a close contest for second place just weeks before the June 3 primary, while the incumbent enjoys a comfortable lead among likely voters, according to a poll released Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Biologists to tow dead whale out to sea

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A dead whale that washed up on shore in San Diego will get a sea burial.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Gov. Brown defends his record

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers' compensation, criminal justice and the economy.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Judge hears outcry on serial-rapist release

SAN JOSE . (AP) - After a sniper's bullet killed her husband in Afghanistan earlier this year, Misty Vivirito moved herself and four daughters from a San Diego Marine Corps base to a home in Southern California's Antelope Valley with room enough for horses and other farm animals.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Bus strikes metal pipes on remote interstate, killing 4

BLYTHE (AP) - A bus rolling through a remote stretch of desert struck a load of metal pipes scattered across a dark California highway Wednesday, then slid down an embankment and overturned in an accident that killed four passengers and seriously injured at least seven others.

May 21, 2014 | | State


California approves expansion of toxic waste site in Kettlemen City

KETTLEMEN CITY (AP) - Residents of a small California farming community who have worried for years about the health effects of a hazardous waste landfill learned Wednesday that the state has cleared the way for it to expand.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Man wants car, laptop back after freed in double murder case

SANTA ANA (AP) - Eder Herrera lost his mother and brother to a gruesome stabbing and spent three months in jail as the prime suspect.

May 21, 2014 | | State


Estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil slashed to 600 million barrels from 13.7 billion

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The amount of oil that can be recovered from California's sprawling Monterey Shale formation using existing technology is far less than thought, according to a new federal estimate that potentially deals a blow to oil companies looking to extract the resource.

May 21, 2014 | | State


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Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

UKIAH (AP) - Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John Hillerman dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


Californians will turn ranch land into beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday agreed to carve a mile of public beach out of ranch land that has been in ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Friends’ star Aniston makes TV return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon.

November 08, 2017 | | State


New looks come to Snapchat , Twitter in bid for more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

November 08, 2017 | | State


You may help pay $170 million so PG&E can shut down Diablo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state judge Wednesday recommended that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $170 million for costs ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Parking lots operator swindled VA of $11M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles defrauded the agency out of ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Councilman held in corruption probe involving pot bribe

ADELANTO (AP) - A Southern California city councilman was arrested on federal charges alleging that he took a $10,000 cash bribe involving a marijuana business ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Brown booby birds seen in California Channel Islands

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A seabird known as the brown booby that is usually tropical or subtropical has nested for the first time in ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Teens, man called heroes after pulling pair from burning car

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - Two quick-acting teens and a third good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes for rushing to save a man and woman ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Tough choice for wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better?

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The most destructive complex of wildfires in California history wreaked most of its damage and deaths among housing subdivisions in this San ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Plan for floating installation is all wet

LAGUNA (AP) - State officials say a California museum's plan to install a floating streetlight as a temporary art installation off the coast is all ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.

November 05, 2017 | | State


Sticker shock coming with pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it's grown ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Fire victims seek housing in tight, pricey NorCal market

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Raj Sodhi, his wife, Lucia Cascio and their 11-year-old twins turned into nomads for more than three weeks after a wildfire gutted ...

November 02, 2017 | | State


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